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between house speaker boehner and president obama. with stephen moore of the "wall street journal" and later the author of "columbine" and what we have learned from that tragedy and how it applies to the shooting in connecticut. >> i called on congress today to act immediately on what is appropriate to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> the headline in this morning's baltimore sun reflects those across the country. from the tribune's washington magazine, it's said when he weight in friday he delivered a lashing speech that included violent movies and video games as he said his plan would train those to guard our schools. in this edition of today's program, we're going to begin the first 45 minutes of the program to talk about the nra's response to the shootings. they broke their silence yesterday with executive director and vice president wayne. we'll talk more about what he had to say. but we want to get you involved in the conversation
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addressing fitness on the force. stephen tschida has details. >> are they not exactly fit? some residents say they have seen their share of portly officers. >> i feel you should be able to taste down a criminal. >> so does marion barry. he issued a call on them to shape up. >> go to the gym or get on a diet. >> he recently witnessed an officer huffing and puffing and unable to keep up with a suspect getting away from. the council member called on chief cathy lanier to take action. >> she needs to start a vigorous training program so they can get in shape. for these guys will all to run you owe. >> tea party-backedshe said, "to disparage that officer to put his life on the line is offensive." >> but they might not able to save us if something is happening. >> some agree that effectiveness rests more with the individual's dedication and drive to ban their diet. >> i think it depends on how good a police officer you are. >> that will have people talking today. >> i'm sure. >> it's 49 degrees. >> next, which famous director is making former president bill clinton his next subject. >> and actor h
-old stephen pearson on conscious inside a home last week. family members say he had gone to give an estimate on some contract work when he went missing. he remains in serious but stable condition. anyone with information is asked to call city police. a possible hate crime in baltimore city, the claims from a member of the beat and on christmas day. barry simms spoke to the victim and his mother today and joins us live from city police headquarters downtown. >> the victim told us that he was not robbed the, but he felt that he was targeted. baltimore city police are investigating. they believe this was under assault and they think they're very close to finding the attackers. >> i was holding my hands up to block my face. >> but it did not work. this is a picture of 30-year-old kenni shaw. >> i was on the ground. i could not get up. i could not see because my eyes were swollen shut. >> the brutal beating happened christmas eve. he had just left the only store open in his neighborhood during the holidays. he had just left this liquor store on east kaufman and milton street. he was one block awa
for more than half a century. stephen's hardware will close their doors for good. we will tell you why they say now is the time to say good- bye. >> reporter: and have you waited this long to get your shopping done? you are not alone. i am linda so live at the mall in columbia. the special store hours to kateer to the last-minute shoppers. >> reporter: everything is up to speed at 97. i will let you know what traffic looks like on 95 and 83 coming up on good morning maryland. and check out the holiday light display sent in by bernard from santa to snoopy the family is decked out for christmas. you can see this and other photos on abc2news.com. stay with us. there's much more coming up next. >>> news time 4:41. because it's christmas eve tonight mean everybody is done with holiday shopping. in fact -- doesn't mean everybody is done with holiday shopping. in fact 17 million americans are expected to be out and about crossing off the shopping list. linda so is live at the mall in columbia this morning. don't lie, i know you are there because as soon as the doors open you are heading insid
's blessing. >>> and it's been business since 1960. stephen's hardware in annapolis will close at 1 this afternoon for good. the family wants to close the store while they are doing well not in debt. >>> president george hw bush may not be released from the hospital in time for christmas. the 88-year-old has been there for about a month undergoing treatment for bronchitis. his doctors want him to build up his energy before they send him home. strong winds and snow swept through western maryland causing power outages. potomac edison restored power to more than a thousand customers. everyone should have their power on by the end of the morning. >>> many shoppers have not been in the holiday spirit when it comes to spending money. four-day black friday weekend that started out on thanksgiving was strong but it actually has now fallen short. last week they say decreasing the holiday's forecast. >>> and down to the wire if you haven't gotten your christmas shopping done. you better hurry because today is the last day to do it. stores are accommodating all you procrastinators and all you
senator lindsey graham. he never saw demint's resignation coming. >>> perhaps stephen colbert has his eye on demint's senate seat. a stephen colbert for senate twitter account popped up shortly after demint's announ announcement yesterday. the first tweet was reporting for duty, south carolina. the twitter handle has 1,500 followers. colbert was raised in charleston, south carolina. the state's governor will name demint's successor, but a special election will be held in 2014 for the seat. i think, if he actually ran for that seat, he'd have a good chance of winning some votes. >> it's hard to know if he's serious or if it's a joke. >> i don't know. he's got a pretty good gig going. >>> we're coming up on 5:21 now. time to get a check of weather and traffic on the ones. you're going to need the coat and also the umbrella. >> many good morning. >>> it's finally here, everybody, friday. temperatures in the mid and upper 30s. keeping a close eye on the friday morning temperatures. for now everything comfortably above the freezing mark. light raindrops coming in from the south of town, route
are speaking out against the federal government's decisson sandy victims in our state! myranda stephens is here with not be over.myranda? myyanda?hundreds of residents along the easterr shore were deeastated when superstorm sandy unleashed her fury back in october. but according to the federal emergency management agency... the damage just wasn't enough too warrant indivvdual aid. fema director craig fugate actually made that announcement tuesday... during a hearing in front of the houue. but today... during a senate appropriationn hearing... senators arbara mikulski and ben cardin told fema officials to re-think their decisioo!mikulski says the need for financial help is like somerset county... where a lot of the storm viccims are among the poorest in thee state! mmkulski 1244ww in maryland have some of the most prosperous countiee in america, but we also have some of the most poor and that's who got hit by this storr 33 fugate 3:22 i sometimes struggle with when we ay no it doesn't mean we're not goinggto work with the povernor and see what we can do 33 governor martin o'malley has vowed to
headlines making news, south carolinians want stephen colbert as their next senator. new public policy poll finds that 20% of palmetto state voters want the comedy central star to take the seat being vacated by jim demint ahead of the 15% that warrant congressman tim scott in there. governor nikki haley will appoint someone to fill the term that expires in two years. >> all right. i don't think it will be stephen colbert. >> it won't be stephen colbert sadly. >> unfortunately. in hollywood, charlie sheen wants a little appreciation from lindsay lohan. sheen gave her an unspecified amount of money to help with her financial troubles. he spoke with et and it was about $100,000. he has gotten not so much as a thank you from her. even a text message saying thank you. >> or a hug. something. buy him a margarita. i guess you don't buy charlie sheen a margarita. >> that's the last thing you do. >> the american film institute released its top ten films of the year yesterday. on the list, the dark knight rises, argo, zero dark
, next. stephen ohlemacher will join us, followed by roundtable discussion. first news update from c-span radio. >> its data clock 33 eastern. defense secretary leon panetta is in afghanistan today. in remarks to about 100 u.s. service members inside an aircraft hangar at a desert base, he thanked them for their service and emphasized that the u.s. is winding down its involvement in the war. he also said that president obama will decide in the next few weeks how many u.s. troops will stay in afghanistan after the combat mission ends in december of 2014. there are currently 56,000 u.s. troops there. north koreans dancing in the streets of their capital today after the regime successfully fired a long-range rockets, defying international warnings. gallants is likely to bring fresh sanctions and other punishment from the u.s. and its allies, which were quick to condemn its asked a test a technology for a missile that could attack the u.s. mainland. p'yongyang says it was merely a peaceful efforts to put a satellite into orbit. national security council spokesman is calling the launch "a
you are watching the wizards fall short in overtime. seeing former wiz are, desean stephens, perform, i can't feel my face routine hitting a big three down the stretch. wizards. hosting the hawks. third quarter, tied at 58. here is, beal, getting hit hard. listen to his head. uh, man, he was able to return to the game. that was the good news. fast forward. wizard down by two. less than 30 to go. missed his first eight shots. not number nine. tie ts at 90. wizards get the ball back with a chance to win. jordan crawford. 27 points. triple-double. this shot off the mark. we are going to overtime. in ot. tied at 93. at forementioned. desean stevenson. hit a lot of shots in the wizards dates. does hit that 3 for 3 from the field. can't feel my face. four overtime games. four losses. wizard fall 100-95. head coach, randy whitman after the game. >> i look up every morning to make sure the sky is up there. it is not fall in on me. trust me. this has not been fun. we're going to continue to fight. the way we play, you would think -- giving our self a fighting chance with all the games. the re
for one store in our area for more than 50 years in business, stephen's hardware is closing their doors for good. the store will shut down around 10 this morning. and the owners say it hurts to close but they can't afford to stay open. the building operate as hardware store since the late 1800s under different manage men names and as of now, there are no plans to do anything with that old building but if we hear something we will keep you posted. >>> looking at the top stories this morning, we have heard from the nra and now from local politician who is are pushing for tighter gun control. the gun lobbyist appeared on sunday morning talk shows defending his stance to put armed guards in all schools. the nra broke their silence on friday a week after 26 people died at sandy hook elementary at the hands of a man who has 3 high powered guns. senator lisa gladden who represents baltimore city is making it her mission to outlaw extended magazines which allows a gunman to carry more ammunition. she and ys there's no use for such weapons on the streets. >> it's stupid. i just -- it doesn't mak
to play. eagles at the redskins' 5. foles can't find an open receiver. he gets taken down by stephen bowen. intentional grounding is called. time expires with a ten-sengcon runoff and the redskins win their sixth straight game. with more from philadelphia, here is dan hellie. >> reporter: so the redskins one step closer to becoming the first team to make the playoffs after a 3-6 start since 1996. today their sixth straight win, their fourth straight against an nfc east foe, but it didn't take long for them to turn their attention to what's next. how long was it until after the game was over that you were think being the cowboys? >> oh, walking off the field. walking off the field, trying to figure out what's going on. this is what it's about. this is what it's about, to have something to play for, to win the division. i've been here going on five years now, so, you know, to finally have something to play for at this point in the season is very exciting. so you best believe we will be laying it all on the line next week. >> i'll probably think about the cowboys after we land but i think, yo
. >> government by the people. >> reporter: director stephen spielberg is giving members of the senate a special screening of "lincoln." a long running cbs soap is celebrating a major milestone. >> create new fans. >> reporter: the young and the restless was the top running daytime show for 1,248 weeks in a row. the show goes into its 40th season next year. along with other shows, including the talk, cbs has topped all other networks in daytime television for the last 26 years. rihanna is getting her own reality show called "style to rock." each week the singer will give 12 aspiring designers a chance to dress a-list stars. it debuts next year on the style network. and 34 years after john travolta and olivia newton john starred in "greece" they release add new video for their song called "i think you might like it." that's your eye on entertainment. tesa
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had a double-double 16 points and 16 rebounds. stephen lumpkin works the pick and roll. he gets the lane to go and draws the foul. eagles down by 6. eagles taking advantage of a scarce transition. the lay-in. eagles hanging around but georgetown did have a 15-point lead at the break. second half, all hoyas. jabril troutwig would lead the break. georgetown up 26 at one point. coasting to a win. the head coach says he likes how is team performed in the second half. >> we set the shots a little more, rebounded, did a better job rebounding the board. we are shooting the ball and getting them back. conference play starts. they're going to be prepared. they will' be ready to play, physically, emotionally. we'll be ready. >>> conference play is in two weeks >>> george mason facing richmond and the patriots up by 12 with 7 1/2 to play. mason in yell joe, cory edwards follows, artledge follows and he gives mason the first lead. richmond down 2, but they score in traffic with 20 seconds to go. tie game. five seconds left. george mason with the ball. they can win it. ed wads' drive. he let
movement. >>> perhaps stephen colbert has his eyes on the senate seat. a colbert for senate twitter account popped up. the first tweet, ready for duty, south carolina. colbert was raised in charleston, south carolina. >>> new today, the white house just announced vice president joe biden will reach out to some people who could be hurt the most if we plunge off the fiscal cliff. he'll have lunch with a group of middle class americans. their taxes could sky rocket if congress and budget by the end of the year. the white house has highlighted several middle l class famili familiar -- families' struggles in making a case for the deal. >>> cnbc's kayla is live with that and more. good morning. >> good morning, eun. >>> investors are waiting that big economic report of the day. the november jobs report due out before the opening bell, and hurricane sandy is expected to have made a big dent last month as the storm slammed into the east coast. forecast called for just 80,000 jobs to have been added to payrolls. that's versus 171,000 in october. that would be the smallest growth in five months. snap
,000. nor another 330,000, another $320,000. and finally stewart stephens who was the chief strategist for the campaign has a little company that was paid -- okay? for the tellevision advertising, $173 million. now, that goes off into t.v. advertising, but the point is stewart stephens in addition to his salary gets 15% of that. >> whoa. >> for being the conduit for the ad. so, you know, >> peter: in addition to his salary? >> bill: right. so the whole picture to me sayssays a couple of things. first of all, about military romney ain't the good businessman that we thought he was. right? he was certainly not on the top of the way they were spending money. the other thing it says about these campaign consult ants i think it is important for us to recognize recognize. they are in it for the money. they are not in it out of loyalty to the candidate. they are not in it because they believe in the cause. they are in it for the money. it's not first case. i have known other people like this who run losing campaigns and make so much money they never have t
of the greatest generation? >>> first, though, south carolina's governor taking on stephen colbert on facebook. that could be you. all over facebook and all over the state trivia and the race for the latest va can senate seat in the palmetto state. actually humorous. when it involves south carolina, it usually is. [ male announcer ] rocky had no idea why dawn was gone for so long... ...but he'd wait for her forever, for any reason, and would always be there with the biggest welcome home. for a love this strong, dawn only feeds him iams. compared to other leading brands, it has 50% more animal protein. ...to help keep rocky's body as strong as a love that never fades... if he ever lets her leave again. iams. keep love strong. a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not an
. that was not true about lincoln. so he did really let stephen mallory do it. i'll say one last thing about mallory. if there's a create similar of him -- and maybe it's not, maybe it's a positive thing -- mallory was determined to lay the groundwork for a permanent confederate states navy. so he did things during the war not to achieve immediate objective, what do we need to do today and next week, but how can i lay the groundwork, the foundation of a naval infrastructure for the next 50 years? like a naval academy, for example, which he founded and which probably was not necessary. >> well, from reading both of your books, i mean, what i've learned, i think, on this subject is that davis was sort of surprisingly -- whether through channels, whether through mallory or not -- was surprisingly free-wheeling about green lighting technology, innovation. he got to production of ships in a remarkably quick time. when you say that he went from 0 to 50 in a very short time -- >> i would say for him he didn't get in the way, and good for him for not -- >> not a bad thing. and lincoln sort of liked it. as s
, and hoyas lost to the eagles -- haven't lost since 1982, wouldn't lose last night. au hung tough. stephen lumpkins giving the give and go and the lay-in. hoyas -- you've seen them in person. they got this kid otto porter with 16. hoyas by 15 at the break. second half, back up to porter, throw it down! hoyas beating au 65-48. next up, big east play begins january 5th against marquette. >>> governor's holiday hoops classic, paul hewitt and richmond. trailing by 12, 7 1/2 to go, but 90 seconds to go, edwards missed, aldridge follows to give mason their first lead of the game, 63-62. 5 seconds to go, tied at 64-64. wright for three! oh, you bet ya! at the buzzer, game-high 22 for wright. mason comes all the way back to defeat richmond 67-64. >> very nice. >>> all eyes on calvin johnson last night, needed 182 yards to break a single receiving record, fourth quarter, there it is. c.j. with 225 yards, 11 catches, now has 1892 yards, only 108 to go to get to 2000. of course nobody had ever done what he did last night, nobody ever gotten to 2000. falcons win 31-18. i know you love adrian peterson
, he's got me. host: stephen, who did you vote for in 2008? in 2012.ean caller: i voted for president obama. i really liked mitt romney. why do i have to pay less taxes than my friend from massachusetts? that really bugged me. host: that is stephen from connecticut. tyrone is a republican from the bronx. caller: i think hillary clinton would be an excellent candidate in 2016. i think she handled the middle eastern issue to the best of her ability. also, as far as the gop is concerned, i think she has made strides toward eliminating the tax spending through various commitments with private entities and organizations that are coming out of the woodwork. i was watching earlier today and what they were requesting from the white house was let's fix this problem by incorporating a small businesses and less government intervention to curb the deficit. it has been astronomical. then i heard barack obama say the way we are going to do it is by making more cuts in various ways. he was saying by making more cuts and the only people it is going to hurt is the working class and somewhat of the mid
interesting to see those political documents falling after his name. host: stephen, thank you so much. we have been talking this morning about the shooting on friday in connecticut. president obama will be headed to new town this evening. he will be attending a memorial service and he will speak at an interfaith vigil for the families and the victims. he will be meeting with the families and he will be thanking the first responders. all of that this evening on c- span. we will be right here. something else that we are doing right now this holiday season is looking at the chaplains who work in the building behind us in the u.s. capitol. you can find more information about this on our facebook page. you will be able to see who these people are, their biographies, and you will be able to learn more information about them. coming up next, we will be learning more about the so- called fiscal cliff. later on, the president of dreamworks will talk to us about the future of the tree -- the tea party. >> coming up later, we will vieira network tv talk shows on c-span radio. the focus on all of those sh
's got me. host: that's stephen, independent. who did you vote for in 2008? i mean in 2012. it's 2012 now. caller: i voted for president obama and i really, really liked mitt romney. i thought he had a great personality but you know, why do i got to pay less taxes than my friend from massachusetts? so that really bugged me. host: stephen an independent in connecticut. tyrone is a republican in the bronx. caller: hi, how you doing. host: i'm good. caller: i think hillary clinton would be an excellent candidate for 2016, i think she handled the middle eastern issue, libya, to the best of her ability and also as far as the g.o.p. is concerned, inshe's made strides toward eliminating the tax spending through various commitments with private entities and organizations that coming out of the woodwork. i was watching earlier today and what they were requesting from the white house as far as step up to the plit, pleths fix this problem by incorporating small businesses and less government intervention to somewhat sush the deficit considering it's been astronomical. i heard barack obama say, the w
-founder of nextell. stephen case was co-founder of america online. he is a rabid twitterer. i feel like i know all the details of your life. he is a relentless opponent of entrepreneurship. we are very fortunate to have these three panelists. they each get five to seven minutes. i think we will get through it. five to seven minutes to discuss the topic. we will have a conversation among us. then we will open it up to you. hopefully we will get to all the -- all of your comments and questions. we'll start with professor sullivan. >> i am delighted to be here this evening. not only because the topic is important and the panelists are interesting, but because this conference recognizes mort kaplan, somebody i am pleased to have the opportunity to speak on behalf of tonight. we're looking tonight at immigration policy and how it affects our -- our ability to attract high skilled immigrants. we're speaking of scientists, engineers, but reports who contribute to innovation. it is an issue that has a lot of implications for higher education. colleges and universities are in the talent business. we are in
to be 500 feet west. used to be 500 feet west. you hurt me here with tongue-in-cheek with stephen stills who want that something is happening here. but it is exact ways that clear. my hope is that others will see that, too. >> thank you him so much. it will cause senator gillibrand. we are so happy senator whitehouse just opened the door and were just thrilled that you are here. senator gillibrand, you and i talked on the phone and i know the person you are carrying along with all my colleagues here. i just want to say that the citizens of new york are so lucky to have you been senator schumer's another's carrying the weight of superstore and sandy so we can fix this and is the mitigation we don't see this again. >> thank you, madam chairwoman for holding this hearing today. i can't tell you how important it is for the congress to understand the depth and breadth of this storm and what impact it had. i also appreciate the kind words and your call in the middle of the storm giving your condolences for the dems and families suffering. i also want to thank my colleagues appearing before this pa
it it would be crazy not to protect this. i a ask that the entire stephen be put on the record. also from west virginia as well. >> without objection we have been joined by a the vice chair of our committee and he will give a short opening statements. >> thank you mad them chairman. >> my apologies. i wanted to be here out of respect to my a colleagues to help present the case for funding of the resources that we've underwent during this storm. even if there are only a few couple hundred homes to them that this as far as their lives are concerned. not only are the seashore's in the interval part of that economic opportunity but to those who owned the second homes move there now it is the first home. there is no asset to more valuable than the home that they own. madame chairwoman i thank you for your help and your leadership and asking in this -- unanimous consent my full statement put into the record. >> thank you very much senator lautenberg i look forward to working with you in working with the states that have been devastated. >> they give very but to for the opportunity to testify for the
bit on that subject from the new york times. that is from the new york times today. stephen from indiana is next on our independent line. good morning. caller: good morning. i will tell you, these breaks did not help when they started in. 2000 or in. how come is a point to hurt so bad when they removed them? we are talking $10 or $20 a week. everybody acts like it's thousands of dollars. so much money can help everybody out. itlet it expire. we have debts from the two wars and that's why we are in debt. that's my opinion. thank you. on twitter -- on wall street journal article. you can read more that in today's wall street journal. i want to bring in jim from franklin, tennessee, on the republican line. caller: thank you. i appreciate your taking my call today. i have been listening very closely to c-span for a long time. i particularly listen to what the democrats are saying, because i am always trying to figure out what they want. i boiled it down to four things. they want to tax more, spend more, increased the national debt, and blame everything on republicans. that is really
would you feel? >> just on the j.f.k. assassination thing. i just read one of stephen king's new books which is about the assassination and a man who has the ability to go back in time and tries to stop the assassination of j.f.k. does that mean we should put a thing on the front and say this didn't happen? at what point is it someone's responsibility to find out whether there is a backing up of that argument. it seems ridiculous when it's about time travel because there is no time travel yet. to a lot of people that would be absurd, where is that line? it's a gray area. >> i think the answer to somebody who will look at -- watch "24" and say see didn't i tell you americans are torture mongers. it goes to the old question of what is the effect, what's the cause and what's the effect of art and on public perception and behavior. would i personally feel responsible? i thought about it and i do think we all bear some responsibility but not complete responsibility. so somebody who doesn't have a critical capacity to turn on a television and realize this is fiction, this is not a representa
. >>> a large crowd cheers the first couple to get married under maine's new same-sex marriage law. stephen bridges and michael snell of port land tied the knot just after midnight this morning. >> it's very surreal still. we didn't expect all the cameras and everything tonight. >> we finally feel equal and happy to live in maine. >> it's official now. after nine years, it's all good. >> yeah. >> voters in maine and maryland approved same-sex marriage in november. >>> don wright is not going to let a little thing like cancer keep from his goal running a marathon in every state. he's well on which is way to achieving that goal. he's an unusual patient in another way experimenting with a new approach to his disease. here's dr. sanjay gupta with today's "human factor." >> don's career spanned engineering, being a company vice president and the law. and at age 62, he discovered a new passion. marathons. eight years ago, just days after running his first 26-mile race though, he got some devastating news. >> i had gone to the doctor a couple of times for pain in my back. it was multiple myeloma.
tax hike if we don't act. for weeks stephen has been trying to get the president to come up with a fair, reasonable and balanced solution so we don't go over the cliff. the president thinking he has some sort of a mandate after his reelection has been less than reasonable. in fact, this president has proposed more and more spending and more and more tax hikes in his proposals to the spreerk while the spreerk is -- speaker to is trying to deal with our $16 trillion debt, now $16.4 trillion. the president just can't take yes for an answer. he must think if he keeps slow walking these proposals, the republicans will get the blame and members of his administration have even revealed that they would be more than happy if we went over the cliff. what kind of cruel christmas gift is that? after the speaker and the president exchanged offers this week, house republicans are looking at having votes on two competing pieces of legislation as early as tomorrow. the first is legislation that passed this body over the summer, deeply flawed legislation that every democrat in this body supp
's financial future is stephen joining us from the associated press where he is a reporter. thank you for being here. how many people in america received social security and how much do they get? >> 56 million people get social security and the average benefit is a little over 12,000, a little over $1,200 a month. so maybe 13, $14,000 a year. >> we are talking about retirees come also the disabled. >> there are actually a fairly wide group of people that social security benefits, retired workers, espouses, children, disabled workers, widows it is actually a fairly big social safety net of people who get the social security benefits. >> you mentioned 56 million beneficiaries those retirees receive $1,200 on average. the benefits for disabled, $1,100 on average. also the benefit supplemental security income about $500 a month. how does it get paid for? how does the social security debt-financed? >> it's been a self funded program since its inception and it is funded by the payroll taxes. there's a 12.4% tax on wages up to about $110,000. you make more than that any money you make is it is part of
joins us from the role call as a white house reporter. stephen, how did the meeting between the president and congressional leaders go? >> i think it was a meeting where they may be set the framework for getting a short- term deal to avert tax increases for most americans, extend unemployment benefits, and maybe take care of a few other small things. at this point, it is a race against the clock and it is up to harry reid and mitch mcconnell and the senate to see if they can have a bipartisan compromise. the president said if he cannot come up with something in the next couple days, he wants harry reid to bring a bill to the floor that would do with the president wants to do, which is tax increases, extend unemployment benefits, etcetera, at least get a vote on it. harry reid has announced that he will prepare that bill and in the meantime he is trying to reach agreement with mcconnell that would be a bipartisan bill and hopefully get through both chambers in time to beat the clock for 2013. >> were any details discussed at the meeting? >> they did sort of go over some outli
the program is stephen olmacher, joining us from the associated press. how many people in america receive social security? how much social security to people get? guest: >> 66 million people. the average benefit is a little over $12,000 -- a little over $1,200 a month. maybe $13,000 a year or so. host: we are talking about retirees and the disabled. guest: a fairly wide group of people receive social security benefits. retired workers, spouses, children, disabled workers, widows, woodward's. -- widowers. a big safety net of people. host: retirees receive about $1,200 a month on average. the benefits for the disabled, $1,100 a month on average. how does social security get financed? guest: it has been a self-funded program since its inception. it is funded by payroll taxes. there's a 12.4% tax on wages up to about $110,000. if you make more than that, any money you make over that is not taxed as part of social security. the tax is divided equally between your employer and the worker. for the past two years, the workers' share of 6.2% has been reduced temporarily to 4.2%. as the temporary t
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